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TECFIDERA

DIMETHYL FUMARATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

101K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 665 of 3362

$599M
Retail Cost

Rank: 39 of 3362

16,066
Patients

Rank: 805 of 3362

4,853
Prescribers

Rank: 1049 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

29.7K

2013

101K

2014

136K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$159M

2013

$599M

2014

$876M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$1,156

2013

$2,736

2014

$3,555

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,273 7,835 $47.7M
Pennsylvania 1,024 6,438 $39.2M
California 920 5,891 $32.7M
Florida 933 5,454 $32.4M
Ohio 851 5,234 $31.4M
Texas 735 4,372 $26.3M
Georgia 634 4,355 $25.2M
Michigan 675 4,038 $23.5M
North Carolina 622 3,619 $21.6M
Illinois 534 3,319 $19.9M
Washington 478 2,852 $18.2M
Virginia 428 2,809 $16.1M
Massachusetts 435 2,601 $15.3M
Missouri 421 2,575 $15.5M
Tennessee 452 2,512 $14.9M
Wisconsin 379 2,444 $15.4M
Indiana 398 2,365 $13.8M
Oregon 328 2,358 $12.8M
Arizona 369 2,353 $14.2M
New Jersey 398 2,216 $13.9M
Colorado 341 2,050 $12.6M
Kentucky 290 1,603 $9.1M
Connecticut 245 1,541 $9.3M
Alabama 230 1,418 $8.54M
Minnesota 208 1,391 $7.79M
Utah 200 1,352 $7.5M
Maryland 251 1,340 $8.61M
South Carolina 224 1,339 $7.88M
Louisiana 191 1,262 $7.15M
Iowa 145 929 $5.41M
Mississippi 143 914 $5.39M
Maine 143 869 $5.38M
Idaho 136 864 $5.2M
Oklahoma 139 810 $5.38M
Arkansas 128 753 $4.4M
Nevada 132 747 $4.34M
District of Columbia 94 689 $4.02M
Kansas 95 627 $3.6M
Nebraska 96 595 $3.42M
Montana 73 541 $3.13M
New Hampshire 84 540 $3.25M
West Virginia 98 538 $3.49M
Delaware 49 300 $2.09M
New Mexico 42 236 $1.5M
Rhode Island 38 214 $1.41M
Alaska 30 208 $1.32M
Vermont 34 200 $1.36M
South Dakota 32 186 $1.02M
North Dakota 26 135 $788K
Wyoming 23 131 $807K
Hawaii 54 $281K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for TECFIDERA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BEN THROWER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled762

ATLANTA

Georgia

JONATHAN CALKWOOD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled485

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled467

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

GALEN MITCHELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled447

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MARCUS RICE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled438

NORFOLK

Virginia

DOUGLAS STUART M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled417

ATLANTA

Georgia

WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled394

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRIDGET BAGERT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled386

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

JAMES STANKIEWICZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled325

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled310

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MARIKO KITA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled305

SEATTLE

Washington

TIMOTHY CARRABINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

SHERRILL LORING MD

Neurology

Claims Filled276

GAINESVILLE

Florida

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled275

ROCHESTER

New York

COLLEEN O'CONNELL CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled268

GAHANNA

Ohio

SAUD SADIQ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled264

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled256

TACOMA

Washington

GEORGE HUTTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled256

HOUSTON

Texas

ANN BASS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled247

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JOHN KRAMER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled245

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MARIE MOORE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled242

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

DEREK SMITH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled238

NORWICH

Connecticut

MARY RENSEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled236

CLEVELAND

Ohio

APRIL ERWIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled229

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

BARBARA O'CONNELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled222

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania